The old ABSOE building in Boundary Street, West End, has hosted some great weekend markets, a couple of music venues, bars and art studios for the past couple of years but all that has come to an end now as developers move in to bulldoze the current buildings and build 1350 luxury flats spread over seven 15-storey towers. Much of the local community is against the development.
It was an unceremonious end to the last markets on Friday night. The developers were worried the community would start protesting so they cancelled the event, erected some fencing and employed some security.
Then they had to put a fence in front of the original fence which is causing more controversy...
The artist, Stewart, is back again today to do some repainting. He's going over the cows with native birds. We'll see how that one pans out..